On Thu, 7 Dec 2006, Todd McNutt wrote:

I am hoping to install BSD on an IBM ThinkPad 600X that I have. It has not been running the newer Windows and I popped a CD version of Knoppix in it and it works fantastic.

It got me thinking... I had used BSD in the past and I would like to find an OS that I can actually 'install' on the hard drive and just use the computer strictly as a BSD machine. Do you have a version of BSD Free that will install and run on this machine?

On my PII-233 Thinkpad 600, I've used FreeBSD 5.x and 6.x without problems. Maybe 4.x, too, can't recall. X11 worked fine. I didn't test any suspend or power save functions. You can check the FreeBSD Laptop Compatibility List at:


Unfortunately, it seems to have been discovered by link spammers. Still, the original information looks intact.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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